Corey Flintoff Corey Flintoff is NPR's international correspondent based in Moscow, Russia.

Putin Critics Say Navalny Jail Sentences Meant To Crush Opposition

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Russian Court Suspends Opposition Leader's Prison Sentence

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For Russia's President, A Year Of Costly Triumphs

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Marine Le Pen (center), leader of France's far-right National Front party, has visited Russia on several occasions, and a Russian bank recently lent her party $11 million. Jean-Philippe Ksiazek/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Europe's Far Right And Putin Get Cozy, With Benefits For Both

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Lower Oil Prices Drain Value Of Russians' Money

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Putin Remains Defiant On Crimea, Ukraine At Annual Press Conference

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Is Russia's Currency On Its Way To Collapse?

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Russia Could Be On Brink Of Full-Blown Currency Crisis

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Haunting Sounds At Night, Kids' Puppet Show Clock By Day

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The Russian pop group Televizor has criticized Russia's involvement in Ukraine. Here, frontman Mikhail Borzykin performs at a 2011 show in St. Petersburg. At some concerts he sings, "Putin is a fascist," a reference to the Russian president, shown on the screen behind him. Svetlana Bobrova/Courtesy of Televizor hide caption

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Russian Pop Stars Pay A Price For Speaking Out On Ukraine

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Putin Stands Firm In 'State Of The Nation' Address

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Pedestrians walk past a board listing foreign currency rates against the Russian ruble in Moscow on Wednesday. The ruble was trading at about 35 to the U.S. dollar this summer. Now it's more than 50 rubles to the dollar and the currency has been hitting record lows recently. Vasily Maximov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Russia Heads Toward Recession, With No Relief In Sight

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Haunting Sounds At Night, Kids' Puppet Show Clock By Day

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At least 5,000 Russians marched on a frosty Sunday afternoon in Moscow to protest plans to lay off thousands of doctors and close hospitals against the backdrop of a flagging economy. Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP hide caption

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Protesters In Moscow Demand Explanation For Health Care Cuts

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Experts Recover More Remains From MH17 Debris Site

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